2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Report shows decrease in Veteran suicides

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VA’s latest data from 2019 shows a decrease in suicide among Veterans from the year prior. The decrease, reflecting the lowest number of Veteran suicides since 2007, provides hope and motivation for continued prevention efforts. 

SOURCE: 2021 National Veteran Suicide Prevention Annual Report shows decrease in Veteran suicides

When military leadership loses the respect of the troops….

We are in a serious crisis, one that the corporate media are loath to even hint at.  The reason is obvious: responsibility lies in the hands of President Biden and his leadership team.  Professor Glenn Reynolds, aka, the Instapundit, is una…

Source: When military leadership loses the respect of the troops….

Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Run

Mike “Hardcase” Poirier will be on the road once again (God willing*) beginning 03 July and returning to the Jackson area around the second week of August.

He will be participating as Chaplain and Medic with the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Ride 2021 from Eugene, OR across the northern US the Northeast, and down into Arlington, VA.

Each summer all riders across the United States are invited to gather in Eugene, Oregon to participate in our annual Tribute to Fallen Soldiers Memorial Torch Motorcycle Ride.

This is our annual ( cross country ) tribute ride in which we escort the ‘Fallen Soldiers Memorial Flame’ from Eugene to Arlington National Cemetery in Washington D.C. to honor and pay tribute to America’s fallen service members.

TFS Website

For more information see the link HERE.


DEPARTS EUGENE, OREGON; Saturday, July 10, 2021


  • 17 States Traveled
  • 75 Fallen Service Members Honored
  • A Ride of Honor You Won’t Forget!
  • Join Us!

Mike’s route to Eugene can be seen here. If you are located along either route please contact Mike and make arrangements to say hello.

Also, if you, your group, or association would like to sponsor a fuel stop, snacks or hydration for the riders they would certainly appreciate it.

The nightly stops are scheduled for:

(*) Mike bike is still in the shop from the HHT trip awaiting parts. We are praying they arrive in time for his scheduled departure.

Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life

I will continue to repeat this message: Some veterans live “normal” lives, post deployment or separation for years, some never adjust. For others the stain of service  comes out years later. Here is the story of one such member With the Message “Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life”  REMEMBER there are many resources and fellow prior service members (like me) you can lean on.

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Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life

Take the First Step Toward a Healthier Life

No matter what you’re facing, you are not alone.

Every day, Veterans find support for overcoming mental health challenges. And, even though the support they find may be different, each of them had to take a first step. Whether it was acknowledging something was wrong, starting a conversation with a loved one, or picking up the phone to reach out for support, the first step is critical.

Here are some tips from Veterans themselves for taking your first step on a path toward a healthier life.

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Saturday’s Military Devotional – Honor

Image result for Rom. 13:1-7Many of you know I have been posting a series of sermon/articles entitled Sunday’s Sermon Series – Civil Government:   that are from James M. Wilson  and based on Romans 13:1-7

For today I want to depart from this a little and even slightly break one of my “Golden Rules” of  Proper Biblical Exegesis. This is I am going to SLIGHTLY take something out of it’s direct context. We are going to look at v.7  so feel free to critique 🙂 

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Proper context of course demands that this is referring to Government Authorities, you can not read verses 1-6 and not conclude that. After all it begins Let every person be subject to the governing authorities…

The question is who are the “THEM” does it mean only elected officials?

Pay to all what is owed to them…?  My contention is that it DOES NOT just have to be elected representatives of Government. It can and should mean Government workers also. I am referring to our

Our Military Service Members
Our First Responders
Our Fire and Police Departments 

Others to consider:

Medical Staff

The Volunteers Serving during Disasters and Pandemics

We may not owe them taxes or direct revenue but we owe them much respect and they deserve to be honored. 

1 Peter 2:17 says Honor everyone. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honor the emperor.  

Today’s Questions

Say What?

Observation: What did I read? What struck you as most meaningful?

So What?

Interpretation: What does it mean? Overall and the most meaningful? Did it change your view on Honor?

Now What?

Application: How does it apply to me?

Then What?

Implementation: What do I do? How can I start living it out today?